Saturday, April 16, 2011

Skype For Android Security Flaw Exposes Millions Of Users Personal Data

More than ten million users of Skype for Android are vulnerable to a hack that reveals a huge amount of personal data, Android Police reports.

The site uncovered a way hackers might use a rogue app to access personal information stored by Skype including full name, phone number, email address and contact list.

Basically, the app has an SQLite3 database where information is stored, but the files are unencrypted.

Android Police created an app called Skypwned to demonstrate the extent of the problem.

Android Police explains, "I quickly came up with an exploit, and I was in shock at just how much information I could harvest. Everything was available to the rogue app I created, without the need for root or any special permissions."

Skype is investigating the issue.

16 commentaires:

lacrosseman said...

interesting story, i use skype like every day

NoOneInParticular said...

Got a new android, Following this for helpulness :D

daniel said...

skype sucks lol

admin said...

Good thing i dont use android.

Fugazi said...

I would be scared and pissed at the same time. I do not have an Android but I hope everyone who does nothing bad happens.

Furious Caulks said...

love this new android thanks.

Dre said...

I use palm but I still want an android. This is good to know then.

freightblog said...

good for me that i am not using skype :D

Mike Yurchenko said...

will follow for upcoming useful info. thanks

amBored said...

not using skype .. just sometimes

Jake said...

I still want an android though..

Wintermute said...

nice, I only use skype on my PSP

Wolle said...

Using skype very often

J.R. said...

Glad I don't use skype!

TommyGun said...

Thats scary, I'm glad I don't use scype or android.

thoff74 said...

Great and informative post! Keep em coming!

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